Thursday, 25 June 2009

New & Improved Model.....



Remember the snail I knitted a few weeks back? I wasn't happy with the pattern I used from the book as the shell was too small for my liking. So I used the pattern for the hermit crab shell instead and I think it works a charm - it's bigger, a bit fancier, and the back of it doesn't look half-finished like the previous one did.


This snail is part of a proposed swap with Cat of Raggy Rat...I'm not sure yet if she wants two or three of the little molluscs.....


...but now I've tinkered with the pattern, it's quite fun making them anyway.

I've had a disastrous week for painting - I tried and tried to paint my bunch of roses, but they faded so quickly and the photos I took were pretty useless to paint from. So I'm back to the 'bread & butter' work of painting another couple of potatoes while in the back of my mind I still want to paint some flowers...

7 comments:

Magpie Magic said...

That's a lovely snail. Really pretty. I like it better than the first one too. :-)

Shame about the painting... but there are just days like that. :-( Don't get disheartened.

PG said...

:( That is so poignant...having to paint potatoes instead of roses. I take my hat off to you with the snail, the most difficult thing I ever attempted with needle felt was a snail. Probably karmic revenge for all the ones I dispose of in the garden.

natural attrill said...

Fab snail, he's gorgeous!
Good luck with the painting.
Penny.

Raggy Rat said...

oh yippppeee hes great
i think i need three
and you need a fully lined, strong, dog-joggeding proof shoulder stachel ?
furnish me with more details, strap, dimentions colours etc and i shall do my bestest for you !
yay for swaps !
cat xxx

Mary-Laure said...

I love it, it's so pretty and whimsical...
And is that a dachshund I see on your sidebar? I have one too.

Caroline B said...

Hi Mary-Laure - no, it's a saluki but that's an easy mistake to make from just a head-shot. I've done the same thing the other way round quite often!

Helz said...

Ace snail, I love it!! Helz x